August 30, 2014

Book Review ~ Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Title: Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1)
Author: Nalini Singh
Release Date: September 9th 2014
TKA Distribution
Source: Received from the publisher via NetGalley 
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh stuns with a sizzling contemporary romance…

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…


Most people that know the phenomena that is Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling paranormal romance series, a world filled with changeling shifters and conditioned Psy or the urban fantasy Guild Hunter series that drips with the blood of vampires and maddened archangels may not necessarily know about her contemporary roots and this return to a more realistic vein may throw some people off.

There was an element of adjustment required for Rock Addiction – a settling in of sorts if you like, because this is a version of writing by Nalini Singh not seen since her early days as a Harlequin romance writer. So if you’re not a paranormal romance fan and/or haven’t read her stuff before then Rock Addiction will probably be a winner, but because it is a complete shift – perhaps even a new experience for her para/rom fans – there may be some pre-conceived ideas to overcome.

I’m really not a fan of the whole insta-love or in this case, insta-lust scenario but considering that this is a heart throb rocker novel it kind of goes with the territory. There were a few bumps along the way as with any first book in a new series, and I definitely think Rock Addiction is far from a perfect read, but it has great bones, a great set of characters, and because of a built in fan base that adores Zachary Fox and his universally recognized band Schoolboy Choir, the reader kind of gets dragged along in the fever pitch of all that hype and adoration, it’s contagious. Molly and Fox are pretty hot together and there is a lot of sex, maybe more so than is completely necessary but again, it’s a rock star life!

Overall, Rock Addiction is pretty good; I enjoyed this grungy, tattooed, rock star romance and I’m already eager to read about the other members of the band. A good start to a new chapter of Nalini Singh stories, 4 stars.

Memorable scene...
"You know when you get the whisper of a melody in your head, or the murmur of a song? And you have the gut feeling that if you could just hear the rest of it, just capture the music" - the need an ache as frustrating as it was piercing - "you'd have something fucking amazing?"

Noah nodded.

"Yeah, well, that's what it feels like with Molly." The most compelling whisper of his life. "I'm not about to walk away from that."


  1. Great review! I've never read this author because I'm not into paranormal, but maybe I'll give this a try.

    1. If you do read it, I hope you enjoy it!
      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer :)

  2. thanks for the review & also for making me aware of a new series by one of my favorite authors...I love the guild-hunter & psy-changeling books & am going to buy this new book right away. I only hope this new slant from Singh doesn't mean there won't be any more books about Elena & Rafael--LOVE those characters!!

    1. I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing much, much more from the Guild Hunters!!
      I hope you enjoy Rock Addiction :)


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